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Ground-antbirds (Formicariidae)

Amazonian Antpitta (Hylopezus berlepschi) - HBW 8, p. 710

French: Grallaire d’Amazonie German: Olivmantel-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí Amazónico

Taxonomy: Grallaria berlepschi Hellmayr, 1903, Engenho do Gama, Rio Guaporé, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Possibly conspecific with vocally similar H. fulviventris. Racial affiliation of birds from SE Peru uncertain; currently placed in nominate race, but at least some may belong with yessupi. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • yessupi (Carriker, 1930) - E & C Peru (S from C Loreto) and immediately adjacent W Brazil.
  • berlepschi (Hellmayr, 1903) - S Amazonian Brazil from upper R Purús NE to Pará (between lower R Xingú and lower R Tapajós), SW to SE Peru, NC Bolivia and N Mato Grosso.